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Designation of Temporary Work Areas Regulations

made under subsection 106B(2) of the

Motor Vehicle Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293

O.I.C. 2008-298 (May 28, 2008, effective June 1, 2008), N.S. Reg. 285/2008

as amended by O.I.C. 2010-295 (July 27, 2010), N.S. Reg. 120/2010


1     These regulations may be cited as the Designation of Temporary Work Areas Regulations.

Definitions for Act and regulations

2     (1)    In these regulations,


“Act” means the Motor Vehicle Act;


“temporary workplace” means an area of a roadway directly affected by construction, maintenance, or utility operations;


Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Manual” means the latest edition of the Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Manual published by the Department;


“utility operations” means construction or maintenance work involving overhead lines or cables but no excavations, other than a hole bored in the ground for a utility pole where there is no risk of vehicle entry into the hole.


       (2)    In Section 106B of the Act and these regulations,” temporary work area” means the portion of a temporary workplace where the primary work is being done.

Designation of temporary work area

3     (1)    Except as provided in subsection (2), a temporary work area must be designated by placing a TC-2 “Road Work” sign at the beginning of the temporary work area and a TC-4 “Construction Ends” sign at the end of the temporary work area.


       (2)    Persons performing utility operations may substitute a TC-114(NS) “Overhead Bucket Work” sign for the TC-2 “Road Work” sign required by subsection (1).

Subsection 3(2) amended: O.I.C. 2010-295, N.S. Reg. 120/2010.


       (3)    A TC-2 “Road Work” sign, a TC-4 “Construction Ends” sign and a TC-114(NS) “Overhead Bucket Work” sign must be

Subsection 3(3) amended: O.I.C. 2010-295, N.S. Reg. 120/2010.


                (a)    in the form consistent with the descriptions in the Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Manual; and


                (b)    placed according to the latest Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Manual.